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Sketch issued of Cliffside Park intruder who attacked girls

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HAVE YOU SEEN THIS MAN? Take a good look at this sketch, which authorities say depicts a dangerous intruder who broke into a Cliffside Park home and sexually assaulted two girls — both under 12 — before being chased off by their mother.

He is described as:

White/ light skinned;

  • Thin;

    18-25 years old;

  • 5’7” to 5’10”;

    Brown or dark hair;

    Wearing blue jeans, dark-colored hooded sweatshirt

(COURTESY: Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office)

The girls’ mother called police at 6 a.m. Wednesday after waking up, interrupting the attacks and chasing the intruder out the front door, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli and Cliffside Park Police Chief Donald Keane said.

“At that time, a passerby in a motor vehicle heard the homeowner screaming to stop” the assailant and ran after him, both men said in a release. Others on the 400 block of Washington Avenue, seeing what was happening, joined in.

The attacker headed west, turned south on Grove Street and then bolted into a backyard at the corner of Lincoln Avenue before vanishing (see map).


Both victims were medically evaluated, treated and released.

Cliffside Park Police are also investigating attempted break-ins in the same neighborhood — the 300 blocks of Washington and Lincoln avenues — moments before the attacks.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Tip Line at 201-226-5634 , email : or text to 551-265-3288 .

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